Presentation on theme: "HHW Program – Paint Recycling. Pat Grogan - ECOFLO, Inc. HHW Contractor Since 2006 2013 Census = 974,300."— Presentation transcript:
HHW Program – Paint Recycling
Pat Grogan - ECOFLO, Inc. HHW Contractor Since Census = 974,300
Two Sites: North Raleigh and Holly Springs Six Days per Week (Monday – Saturday) Eight Hours per Day – 8 am until 4 pm Contact: Lowell Shaw (919) Wake County Solid Waste Department
Comprehensive list of items accepted No Businesses
Wake County contracts all on site HHW labor Converted from “event” format in 2009
HHW operations began in 1994 Provides HHW Staffing to: Wake County (2 sites) City of Durham Mecklenburg County (4 sites) City of Greensboro & Guilford County Single Day Events:>25 events per year
Primary Materials Handled: Flammable Liquids Pesticides Bulbs Batteries Cleaners & Solvents (Acids & Bases) Auto Fluids Mercury related materials and debris AND
PAINT !!!!!!!! Latex Paint Oil Based Paint Paint Related Materials (caulks, putties, etc.) Paint & Paint Related Materials can account for 60% to 70% of the materials collected.
PAINT Recycling Latex Paint Used Paint blended into new consumer paint Blended into Posi-Shell as a beneficial re-use for Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) Oil Based Paint Oil based paint is poured up, bulked and fuel blended known as a Waste To Energy (WTE) process.
HHW facilities in Wake County are only open to residents of Wake County. Business waste is not allowed. Surveys are conducted to determine which communities are being served by the program.
ECOFLO utilizes laboratory carts as initial spill containment upon unloading from vehicle. Unacceptable items are identified prior to unloading from citizen’s car.
Paint not suitable for addition to posi-shell is separated and disposed by contractor.
Upon verification of compatibility, ECOFLO employee bulks high btu material into suitable container for disposal via ECOFLO’s fuels blending program
ECOFLO personnel pour up latex paint received at Wake County HHW collection sites into 275-gallon totes for utilization at the South Wake Landfill as an additive to the alternate daily cover.
Developing a PAINT Recycling Program Regulatory Considerations Quality Assurance Program (separating oil based from Latex) Working with NC DENR Operational Consideration Following manufacturer’s guidance Maintaining a sufficient supply of paint Within or out of county paint supply
If you have any questions regarding a PAINT Recycling Program, please give me a call. Pat Grogan HHW Program Manager ECOFLO, Inc. Greensboro, NC